Mozzarella, Bacon and Corn Salad

Mozzarella, Corn and Bacon Panzanella

Panzanella is an Italian bread and tomato salad that might just be the perfect summer salad! It’s great for using up a bounty of fresh tomatoes, herbs and just about any other type of vegetable you have on hand whether it be from your garden or friendly neighborhood farm market…. 

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Crash Hot Parmesan Meatballs for Spaghetti or Sliders

Crash Hot Meatball Parm Sliders

Baked Italian meatballs smashed flat and topped with tomato sauce, ricotta and mozzarella. You can serve them with spaghetti for a special treat or make mouth-watering sliders (or heroes) out of them. They’re the perfect size.… 

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Spicy Meatball Homemade SpaghettiOs

Homemade spaghettiOs with meatballs, black olives and a spicy sauce.

I never really did enjoy eating spaghettiOs. Not even as a kid. My palate was more sophisticated, likely from all the homemade sauce my Mom fed us. That weak imitation stuff in a can just didn’t taste good even back then…. 

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Roasted Mozzarella Potatoes

Mozzarella cheese takes perfectly roasted potatoes to delicious new heights. Yukon gold potatoes roasted with Italian seasonings then smothered in mozzarella cheese are baked until golden brown and gooey.

You don’t often see potatoes and mozzarella used a lot together but I’m here to say they are a happy marriage. There’s more to life for mozzarella than pizza and pasta. … 

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Artichoke Chicken and Spinach Lasagna

Artichoke Chicken and Spinach Lasagna

Classic lasagna gets a modern twist in this delectable artichoke, chicken and spinach lasagna. You’ll find some of the usual suspects like ricotta and mozzarella but a creamy Parmesan sauce takes the place of tomato sauce.

It all adds up to layer upon layer of decadence. … 

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Chicken Scarpariello

Skillet cooked chicken thighs and Italian sausage with an oil and vinegar glaze. The strong flavor of the vinegar cooks off leaving behind the tenderest of chicken and the tastiest of sauces.

This is my first time cooking with chicken thighs. I know. I’m late to the party.

I’m just a white-meat-chicken-kind-of-girl living in a chicken-thigh-world who’s trying to bust out of the mold and explore some new options. … 

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